[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Old Lyme 6-30-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR and BEER
- Shall be defined as in Chapter 545 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
- Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concept of spending time idly, to be dilatory, to linger, to stay, to saunter, to delay, or to stand around, and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any place to which the general public has access and a right to resort for business, entertainment, or other lawful purpose, and shall also include the front or immediate area of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and also public grounds, areas or parks.
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter, loaf, wander, stand, remain idle or drink any alcoholic liquor or beer either alone and/or in consort with others on public property within the Town of Old Lyme or upon private property within said Town where the owner has given said Town permission to regulate loitering or drinking thereon in such manner so as to:
Obstruct any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building by hindering or impeding or tending to hinder or impede the free and uninterrupted passage of vehicles, traffic or pedestrians.
Commit in or upon any public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building any act or thing which is an obstruction or interference to the free and uninterrupted use of property or with any business lawfully conducted by anyone in or upon or facing or fronting on any such public street, public highway, public sidewalk or any other public place or building, all of which prevents the free and uninterrupted ingress, egress, and regress therein, thereon and thereto.
Refuse to leave such property when so requested by a peace officer or other officer having the power of arrest, provided that such officer has exercised his discretion reasonably under the circumstances in order to preserve or promote public peace and order.